ERIC Number: ED475780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Photojournalism: A Record of War. Learning Page Lesson Plan.
Fricke, Chris; Ritz, Glenda
Photography has been used to record war since the Crimean War in 1855. This lesson plan explores how and why war has been photographed and also gives students an opportunity to see the bias within the recording/reporting of war. The lesson plan: cites educational objectives; gives time required; recommends a grade level; notes curriculum fit; and lists resources used. It also: discusses materials and preparation; presents an eight-step procedure for classroom implementation; and addresses evaluation and extension. The lesson plan then provides information about photographs in the American Memory collection. It next discusses photojournalism and offers many examples of photographs from the Civil War. The lesson plan offers biographical data about Mathew Brady and discusses the dauguerreotype process, presenting a timeline of the Daguerreian Era. It also offers search tips, including a synonym list, and using special characters. (NKA)
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, News Reporting, Photography, Photojournalism, Student Educational Objectives, Student Research, War
The Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20540. Tel: 202-707-5000. For full text: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.